There are just so many reasons to be thankful for today, one of which is the arrival of Pope Francis. A lot of people have waited for long hours in the airport and the side of the road where he is slated to pass on his Pope Mobile. The Pope’s visit to our country is indeed something to be thankful for. It is a blessing for our country to be graced by his presence. More than his stature as the father of the Church, what made this visit very special is his compassion, especially for the poor and the people affected by the Yolanda tragedy last year, which is one of the main reasons why he is visiting.
It was a indeed a warm feeling to see him finally landing on Philippine shores. I had lumps in my throat just watching him arrived on the telly and I am certain a lot of people had goosebumps and were moved to tears upon seeing him, especially those who managed to have a close encounter with him. If I could, I would probably be one of the many people lining up on the streets to await his arrival, hoping to catch a glimpse of him or to capture him on photographs. The Pope’s simplicity and sincerity, not to mention his very charismatic nature and unlimited smiles, is more than enough for every Filipino, Catholic or not, to revere him and to look up to him as their role models. The presence of Lolo Kiko in the Philippines sure is another reason for each and everyone of us to be thankful and be grateful. [Read more…]